Independent Senior Project in Architecture

Students wishing to engage in an independent project must follow the subsequent course track during their senior year. An independent project infolves self-directed research, a senior colloquium, and an individual tutorial (with lab) culminating in a Thesis essay or design project. This sequence is mandatory for those in the History, Theory & Critisism and Urban Studies tracks, and is available as an option for those in the Design track. Research may be conducted during the summer or the Fall term of the Senior year.

ARCH 490 01 (13027) Senior Research Colloquium
Karla Britton Th 11.35-12.50 RDH 706 1 HTBA Fall 2011

Examination of the skills, topics, and preparation required for the research that students in the history, theory, and criticism track undertake for their senior project. Under the guidance of the instructor and members of the Architecture faculty and visitors, students present and define their proposals, complete basic readings, and seek criticism of individual research agendas.

ARCH 471 01 (22685) Individual Tutorial
Bimal Mendis HTBA Spring 2012

Special courses may be established with individual members of the department only. The following conditions apply: (1) a prospectus describing the nature of the studio program and the readings to be covered must be approved by both the instructor and the director of undergraduate studies; (2) regular meetings must take place between student and instructor; (3) midterm and final reviews are required. ARCH 472L 01 (21352) Individual Tutorial Laboratory
Bimal Mendis HTBA Spring 2012

Meets during reading period An independent tutorial focusing on methods and techniques of representation in architecture, including the synthesis of studio work using a variety of visual media. Concurrently with ARCH 471 or after a spring term abroad.

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